Colonoscopy

What is Colonoscopy?

Colonoscopy or coloscopy is the endoscopic examination of the large bowel and the distal part of the small bowel with a camera or a fiber optic camera.

Questions and answers on "Colonoscopy"

have mucus in stools, with constipation, what could be problem?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Colonoscopy required

Detailed Answer:
Hi and welcome. In most cases , this is caused by diet,but considering your age and symptoms it is definitely required to do colonoscopy to rule out more serious diagnoses such as tumors or inflammatory bowel diseases. Any change in stool colors...

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Hello, I just had a colonoscopy and the doctor removed 2 small polyps. He did not express any concerns to me of what he saw. Would this be a positive sign?

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Brief Answer:
Needs reporting to comment on

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for asking

I read your questions and i understand your concern. Polyps removed can be commented on only if the histopathological report arrives. I am sure they will be benign. I would lie you to share the histopathological...

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I am still having trouble passing stool. I have taken Medimusal and MiraLax. In the past I took Phillips Magnesia every other day for a long time, not now. My
Doctor said that may be the problem. I have a enlarged hernia, no pain. Could that be the problem? Should I have a colonoscopy? Last one, 10 years or more. I am 83 years old. What should I do?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Colonoscopy has to be done.

Detailed Answer:
Yes, you definitely should have colonoscopy done. Please do not wait with it. What kind of hernia do you have? Is it inguinal hernia or hiatal hernia? Inguinal hernia can be the reason of your symptoms.
Hiatal hernia can not.
Once again,...

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Is it safe to smoke weed before a colonoscopy? I'm scheduled for this Tues.

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Brief Answer:
No direct relationship but should be avoided

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for using Healthcaremagic.

Although it is still safe to smoke weed on today as it is likely to get cleared in next 48 hours before colonoscopy but should be avoided. I understand that there is no direct...

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Exray shows no obstruction in guts. Fecal loading all over L intestines bowelmovement after 4days .
Upper abdo always full. Less appetite weight loss

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Hi, do you have constpation? How long? You need to take laxatives and visit a physician.

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I had no bm 7 days.emergency says no obstruction. Advised movicol. Small bm arrived. Is it safe to do colonoskopy tomorrow. Drinking small fluid bloats me. Prep would be tough for me. Whether mri or CT WOULD BE o. K.
Thank yoy

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
None of this tests can not be done without preparation.

Detailed Answer:
Hello.

Thank you for the query.

Making colonoscopy without preparation is pointless. Unfortunately same thing with CT. With full bowels contrast can not reach intestines and the value of such test is rather...

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I go through cycles where I have clear rectal mucus that accompanies gas. Must make frequent trips to the potty because I don't know what's coming out: just gas, gas and liquid or gas, liquid and matter. Lasts a few days. Goes away, then returns.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Hello dear. A colonoscopy is warranted

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear. I have gone through the details. So you have altered bowel habits which warrant investigations. A colonoscopy is required. Moreover, please state if you have any loss of appetite or weight, or any blood in stools....

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Some blood with a bowel movement.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Colonoscopy should be done.

Detailed Answer:
Hello.

Thank you for the query.

Was it blood mixed with stool or on its furface? When was your last colonoscopy done? Do you have any pain or rectum itching?
Blood on stool surface can be caused by hemorrhoids or rectal fissure. Pain and...

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Just received a very hit Fit occult fecal test back.
Had normal reading two years ago and a clean colposcopy 8 years ago.
Have got cancer! The fit reading was very high should be <50 and mine was 397

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Colonoscopy should be done now.

Detailed Answer:
dear madam,
high count is worrisome.
ideally high risk persons should undergo screening colonoscopy once in every 5 years.
as your count is high you should now get a colonoscopy test done.
according to the colonoscopy report we decide...

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I had a colonoscopy 10 days ago...no polyps, yaaaa. It took 7 days for my first bm. Now I have a clear jel that at times leaks from my rectum, without warning. Is this common?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Yes

Detailed Answer:
Hi and welcome.
Yes,such stool changes are common up to 2 weeks after colonoscopy since this is result of preprocedure cleaning and insulation of air and saline water during colonoscopy. You should just have easier food for few days and drink more fluids and it...

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Recent questions on  Colonoscopy

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Hi, i am writing on behalf of a friend. He had been diagnosed with having IBS when he was 13, without a colonoscopy, and now he is 25. He has been having abdominal pain and interchanges of diarrhea and constipation all these years but a month ago it suddenly got really worse (after having some fish, but even if it was bad, he had never experienced such excruciating pain again), as in one day he started to ache so much he couldn't get up off the floor. It was like stabbing and ripping him apart. He went to the hospital and had blood work done and an X-ray and they said it was normal but suggested a colonoscopy but he didn't go through with it. Ever since he has been having really severe abdominal pain and interchanges of diarrhea and constipation and he has been to several doctors, one prescribing him with amitriptyline and antibiotics for the intestine, and another after that giving him mebeverine hydrochloride alone. He took the antibiotics and amitriptyline for almost a month and it helped him a bit but in the evening he would none the less have the return of the severe pain in his entire abdomen, sometimes centering on the left upper side of it. Then he went to the other doctor who perscribed mebeverine hydrochloride, telling him it would instantly help, without that being the case when he tried it. He had extensive blood work done and everything was normal, no inflammation or anemia, and the doctor said he didn't need anything else and should just take the mebeverine. But he is still in pain and i was wondering if it could be something else with these symptoms. Should he have a colonoscopy or some other less painful test? He also has Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease.

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I am a 70 year old female. I have had IBS most of my life, but one year ago I began to be severely constipated and only having a bowel movement every seven days and only then because I have had to resort to using a laxative. I did add more fibre to my diet and am trying to drink more water. The only blood I have noticed seems to be on the outside of the stool, therefore, I think it s only because of the colon lining being irritated. I have abdominal pain everyday, which is sometimes generalized, but most recently the pain in my left lower quadrant has become quite intense. In the past month I started taking ClearLax , which is similar to Restoralax and have increased fibre and drinking more prune juice, hence, bowel movements are more frequent and softer. Having said that the pain still persists. I also experience what would seem like liver pain which seems to be in the entire liver area and is quite intense sometimes. An xray last year showed a fatty liver. I was referred to a general surgeon in Dec. 2013, and he did not examine me at the time, but booked me for a colonoscopy which I can t get an appt. for until June. He also has booked me for an MRI, but the wait time for that is extremely long, could be a year, if I m lucky. As another opinion, do you feel that this could possibly be something serious.

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my son is constantly complaining of constant throat pain in his lower throat, also severe stomach pain and constant head congestion. He is also very tired all the time. He has had a colonoscopy and an endoscopy in the last few weeks. Both were normal. A couple months ago his bilirubin count was high. His doctors are seaming to give up. could you give any light on the subject.

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My father age 74 undergone heart bypass surgery in Godbole heart hospital thane on 2nd Jan 2011. He used to complain chest pains and gases in the night in the month of December and diagonised with heart blockages. After heart surgery he was discharged from hospital after successful operation and went to Andheri at my brother s place. At that time he had 101 fever and started having diarhea for so many times that he could not walk. He didnt want to have water or any food at that time. We admitted in Andheri hospital, and found that he is having infection with WBC went as much as 35K, Dr treated him with antibiotics and also dialysis since his urine output reduced due to dehydration. After 7 days his diarhea stopped, urine output increased and WBC count came to 10K. Again after 2 days he startted having diarhea with 100 fever, then dr consulted gastroentologist. He was of the opinion that this is due to antibiotic effect. Still my father had the diarhea and could not walk. So dr. Suggested colonoscopy. Blood culture, stool culture came negative. Just checking 1 what could be the reason of this? Anything related to operation? Infection? 2 He was very active before operation and sometimes had constipation 3 Will he be able bare colonoscopy and will it help

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I have a constriction in the descending colon cancer or scar tissue due to inflammation?

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